Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights congratulates the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association on its assertion that prescribing the abortion pill Mifegymiso is within the scope of practice of nurse practitioners in Saskatchewan. Along with midwives and physicians, nurses have skills to safely deliver abortion care. Both Health Canada and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists support a range of healthcare providers in becoming Mifegymiso prescribers.
Publicly affirming that Saskatchewan nurses may adopt Mifegymiso into their general practices has the potential to improve access to to abortion services across the province, especially in rural and remote areas where it is difficult for residents to have access to surgical abortions.
Abortion is part of pregnancy care and all nurses and midwives in Canada have the ability to improve access to the full package of reproductive health services.